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WTVO Channel 17 - Bruce Richardson And The News (Opening Segment, 1979)

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Here's (some of) the opening and first few minutes of Bruce Richardson and the News on WTVO Channel 17. Features some coverage on the big blizzard of '79.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV in mid-January 1979. (not Chicago, but close enough)

ABC News Viewpoint - The Day After (Part 4, 1983)

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Here is Part 4 of the live ABC News Viewpoint special on "The Nuclear Dilemma". This aired after The Day After on WLS Channel 7 - an ABC Theater telemovie about the effects of a full-scale nuclear attack on the United States. Hosted by Ted Koppel.

Panel of guests were Dr. Henry Kissinger, Carl Sagan, Brent Scowcroft, William F. Buckley, Jr., Elie Wiesel, and Robert McNamara.

This part features an on-screen crawl promoting WLS-TVs News Coverage of the mo...

WBBM Channel 2 - The 10 O'Clock News - "CTA Train Collision" (Promo, 1976)

Views: 1953

Here's a promo for that evening's The 10 O'Clock News on WBBM Channel 2 previewing that day's biggest story - the collision of two CTA trains at the Addison street station on the Kennedy Expressway.

Voiceover by Walter Jacobson.

be sure you're watching...

This promo aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 9th 1976.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News With Fahey Flynn (Preview, 1979)

Views: 4732

Here is a preview for the upcoming Eyewitness News at 10 on WLS Channel 7, featuring Fahey Flynn.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, June 5th 1979.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News At 10 - The Day After (Preview, 1983)

Views: 1525

Here's a preview for the upcoming Eyewitness News at 10 on WLS Channel 7 - the major story of the day being the airing of The Day After - an ABC Theater telemovie about the effects of a full-scale nuclear attack on the United States.

Featuring Jack Jones and Jim Gibbons.

This aired on local Chicago TV Sunday, November 20th 1983.

WFLD Channel 32 - WFLD News Headlines With Kathy McFarland (Ending Excerpt, 1983)

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Here's the ending minute of WFLD News Headlines featuring Kathy McFarland. By 1983 WFLD had dropped the "Newscene" moniker apparently, and went with the generic "WFLD News Headlines". It also stopped being listed as a separate program airing at 9:55pm. Stories include:

Ending of a story on street improvements.

Fire claims the life of 2 people at 1421 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago Board of Elections rules that Iola McGowan not eligible to run for ...

WLS Channel 7 - News Bulletin - "No Static At All?" (1979)

Views: 1940

Here's a news bulletin from WLS Channel 7, anchored by Fred Villanueva.

Well . . . attempted to be, as at the start we only hear static noise. After this false start, which saw the "News Bulletin" bumper return, the anchor advises of the start of a strike by bus drivers and motormen against the Chicago Transit Authority to commence at 3am on Monday, December 17th, and previews details of a possible firefighters' strike to come on Eyewitness News at 10pm.

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WFLD Channel 32 - Channel 32 Newsbreak (Opening Excerpt, 1971?)

Views: 1726

Here's something cool and rare - a brief excerpt of the opening of a Channel 32 Newsbreak on WFLD Channel 32.

Featuring announcer Del Clark doing the introduction and beginning the reading of the news, with a story about State Department confirmation of the expulsion of several journalists from Dacca in civil war-torn East Pakistan (the tape cuts off at the point Clark says "East--")

Can anyone help date this more precisely given the little bit of news we hear at...

WOR Channel 9 - News 9 - "Tom Dunn, Kid Reporter" Promo & 9 All Night Bumper (1984)

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Here's a promo for News 9 on WOR Channel 9 in New York City, spotlighting anchor Tom Dunn's interest in news dating from his childhood (with a younger actor playing the younger Dunn). The real-life Tom Dunn (who died in 2006) is shown towards the end, both solo and flanked by (clockwise from lower left) co-anchor Sara Lee Kessler (last heard from on FM News 101.9 in New York, a sister station to our very own local former FM News 101.1), weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young (last heard from ...